For the last couple of months our family has been going through a nutritional overhaul! LOL! We've always been healthy eaters-my girls eat almost every vegetable, we hardly ever fry foods (even though we live in the deep south where EVERYTHING is fried) and we drink lots of water. After starting with a new chiropractor we were encouraged to go on a sugar free/gluten free diet. At first I thought this would be the end of the world! After a couple of days I realized that it wasn't so bad. Just because we gave up sugar didn't mean we couldn't have sweets. I went to a class that showed me how to make nutritional sweets with xylitol (yes, they are super yummy). We've changed to gluten free pasta too. Life is good!
So…when I got word that I would be reviewing the book Nutrition 101: Choose Life! I was very excited. This would fit in perfectly with our new lifestyle.
Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is a three-in-one family nutrition and health program for all ages that presents the major body systems, how they function, their common health issues, the benefits of good food and the consequences of bad food. Its 448 pages include into six units:
1. The Brain and Nervous System
2. Digestion and Elimination
3. Respiration and Olfactory
4. Muscular and Skeletal Systems
5. Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
6. Endocrine System and Emotions
Biblically based and packed with hands-on activities, science and art projects and nearly 80 family-friendly recipes, this program teaches and reinforces the why's of what we should eat, not just "because I said so." Containing a complete reference guide filled with nutrition facts, charts, practical tips and an exhaustive index, Nutrition 101: Choose Life! will serve as a constant resource for improved health and abundant living.
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Today's children (in public, private and homeschools) are required to read and study many books written on science and biology. They learn about the body systems, organs, health issues and theories on how to live longer. Why then is disease increasing at an alarming rate in this country? Why, with all the drugs and state of the art diagnostic tools are we sicker than ever before? The American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Cancer all state the most important thing we can do to prevent and even "cure" these diseases is….CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT!
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." ~Psalm 139:14 This is why Nutrition 101: Choose Life! was created-to help families, especially children understand the real relationship between food and our bodies. The purpose of this book is to teach you how to feed your family more nutritious meals while on a budget. It's Biblically sound help from real families and expert counsel about real food.
Nutrition 101: Choose Life! is offered in three formats: the e-product (CD-ROM)-$79.95; a full-color, professionally printed hard copy-$99.95; and in a combination of the two-$129.95. The CD-ROM and book contain the same information, so the value of having both is the flexibility to use the e-product to reprint individual copies of the recipes, shopping lists, charts and any other relevant pages and still have a bound book to enjoy. Because the curriculum is designed for both elementary and secondary students, customers can use it for multiple years ... and then with their grandchildren.
I honestly can't say enough good things about this book. It was so much more than I had initially thought it would be. I have a BS in nursing and have studied all the systems of the body thoroughly. The authors of this book did an amazing job presenting the body systems in a way that a child could understand. That with the combination of the recipes, projects and activities makes this a must have for all families. My favorite part was how they tied scripture into each section, showing that this is not just their opinion, but God's plan.
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